Hidden Costs of an iPhone

Like all things that people enjoy en masse, the iPhone has its positives and negatives that go far beyond fast download speeds or poor battery life. Applications like Zombies Run, for example, have encouraged more than 150,000 players to log almost 1 million miles of running on their iPhones—which is no easy feat if you’ve ever tried to run a mile, every day, for an entire week. On the contrary, the individuals who actually manufacture these devices see life differently: in 2012 150 Foxconn workers threatened suicide over the quality of their work environment, and in just two years for before that 10 people actually went through with the act and took their lives.

Apple has been blasted for other things, too, like the hazardous environmental chemicals in its previous generation of iPhones—which the company fixed in the latest iPhone 5, which is one the most eco-friendly iPhones available: on average, it costs just 41 cents a year for power consumption.

iPhones are laden with unusual trivia that reveal the finer points of their character. The video below illuminates some of these more interesting statistics.

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